AAAA Records - find out more details about them and when will you need to use one.
Every device which is connected to the world wide web has a specific identifier known as IP (Internet Protocol) address. This includes computer systems, web servers, smartphones, switches, etc. The pool of IPs, which was introduced initially, has already been distributed, hence the so-called IPv4 IP addresses are progressively being replaced with IPv6 addresses. Every domain name which opens an internet site has an IP record, that is the address of the server where it is hosted. When using the IPv4 system, the record is called A and it is comprised of four groups of numbers from 1 to 255 split up with a dot, while with the IPv6 system it's called AAAA and it is made up of 8 sets of hexadecimal numbers i.e. this sort of records use digits from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F. A good example of an AAAA record is 2010:0c48:43d3:2142:1012:8c3a:2475:2435 and this format is designed for a substantially bigger amount of IPs in comparison with the IPv4 format.
AAAA Records in Cloud Web Hosting
If you'd like to use a domain name or a subdomain which you have within a cloud web hosting
account on our end for any third-party service and you ought to set up an AAAA record for that, it is not going to take you more than just a few clicks to do this via our effective, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. When you go to the DNS Records section and click on the Create a New Record button, a compact pop-up will show up. This is the place in which you can set up any DNS record, so you simply have to choose the needed domain or subdomain and the type of record from drop-down navigation and enter the IPv6 address, that is the actual record. Even if you have no experience with such matters, you'll not have any troubles as Hepsia is incredibly user-friendly and your new AAAA record will propagate within the hour, to enable you to start using your domain/subdomain with the other service provider. Provided they demand it, you'll also be able to modify the Time To Live (TTL) value for the record, determining how long it is going to stay active in the global DNS system after you change it or erase it.
AAAA Records in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Creating a new AAAA record is very easy with our user-friendly Hepsia hosting CP, so if you host a domain address within a semi-dedicated server
account from our company and you want such a record either for it or for a subdomain which you have set up under it, you'll be able to create it in a few rather simple steps and with no hassle. Hepsia has a section devoted to the DNS records of your domain names where you can find all existing records or set up new ones with a few mouse clicks. All it takes to do this is to select the domain/subdomain that you would like to modify, pick AAAA for the type from a drop-down menu and enter the actual record i.e. the IPv6 address the other service provider has given you. Within an hour after you save the change, the new record will propagate world-wide and your domain will start directing to the third-party web server. If they demand it, you can even edit the TTL value, which outlines the time this record shall be working with its present value before a new one takes over if you make any modifications in the future.